On September 1, 1954 – – At Crosley Field‚ the Redlegs’ Ted Kluszewski hits 2 home runs to break his own club mark of 40 homers. He will wind up with 49 for the season. Despite the Klu clouts‚ Cincinnati loses to Philadelphia‚ 9 – 3. In a pre-game stunt‚ Reds catcher Hobie Landrith catches a ball dropped out of a helicopter hovering some 500-600 feet over the field.